Sunday, 13 October, 2019

Amsterdam shooting leaves one dead and multiple injured

A gunman is on the loose with one dead and two injured in Amsterdam Twitter NHNieuws A gunman is on the loose with one dead and two injured in Amsterdam
Patty Aguilar | 27 January, 2018, 14:21

One person has been killed and two others injured in a shooting in central Amsterdam, German press agency (DPA) reported police as saying.

The location in the Grote Wittenburgerstraat/Centrum Oost area, has been sealed off by authorities. The killed victim was an Amsterdam-Moroccan young boy who, according to witnesses, would participate in kickboxing training at the community centre.

The shooting victim was male, paper reports.

He was reportedly shot near a children's playground in front of a community centre where children were taking classes.

They allegedly searched the building, with witnesses hiding from them under tables until they found their intended target.

Residents heard several shots of possible automatic rifles. The two people injured in the shooting were taken to hospital.

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Witnesses claim their were "several attackers" in balaclavas.

Police do not believe the incident was terror related, and are treating it as a criminal matter.

It is not yet known exactly how many people were involved in the incident.

Pics from the scene show police cordoning off the scene.

Ambulances rushed to the scene to take victims for treatment, and a trauma helicopter also swooped in to transport some victims to safety.

So far, police say the shooting is not believed to be a terrorist incident.

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